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Security Awareness in the Workplace

The Silver Fox Audit was originally introduced, over 15 years ago, to carry out penetration audits to test security guarding teams, however, over the years this has evolved to take into account the threats and circumstances that both Security teams and all levels of employees face in the workplace. FM Contract Watch offers a wide […]

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Displaying a frontline SIA Licence in line with legislation

When carrying out Silver Fox Audits, our Auditors regularly encounter Frontline Security Officers and Door Supervisors who are failing to display their SIA licence in accordance with the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and many do not realise the importance of this and possible consequences of failing to do so. A frontline Officer must wear […]

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Barred security director is found guilty of working without a licence and convicted again

On 14 September 2017, at Llandudno Magistrates Court, Mark Pursglove and was found guilty of working without a licence, Rachel Williams for aiding and abetting Mr Pursglove, and Alan Williams was found guilty for providing false information. This is not the first time the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has prosecuted Mark Pursglove. In February 2016, […]

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Door Supervisor prosecuted for attempted fraud, by falsely claiming compensation from the SIA

On 11 August 2017, at Bristol Magistrates Court, we prosecuted Zakir Mohammed Zillul for attempting to claim £1673 in compensation for alleged lost travel documents. In August 2016, Zillul submitted an application to the SIA for a Door Supervision Licence. In support of this application, and to verify his identity, he sent his passport to […]

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Latest breakdown of ACS scores

During the Approved Contractor Scheme forum which took place earlier this month, the new SIA ACS scoring chart was issued which was effective from 31 March 2017. The Approved Contractor Scheme requires continual improvement to maintain the current score each year and the overall contractor scores can be viewed at  https://www.acspacesetters.co.uk/security-industry-authority-approved-contractor-scheme/ The previous published contractor […]

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The August Newsletter from FM Contract Watch

Welcome to the latest edition of the FM Contract Watch Newsletter which includes: Will there be sufficient trained and licensed Security Staff to meet the future demand? News Board The ACS Pacesetters – Accredited Members Portrait of a Pacesetter – SmartSec Solutions Portrait of a Pacesetter – The Protector Grou Click here to read the […]

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Silver Fox Audits – Breakdown by business sector

  The Silver Fox Audit Team carry out penetration and customer service audits for a wide range of clients throughout the UK. We have analysed the statistics covering audits completed to the end of July 2017 and produced the breakdown by business sector. Many clients engage us to meet their compliance requirements and we audit […]

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Company for Sale specialising in Door Supervision

We have been retained by the owner of the following company who is looking to sell the business due to re-location in the near future. London based security company, specialising mainly in Door Supervision and Events, with some Commercial Guarding contracts. This is a small, privately owned company, with annual turnover of circa £400k. This […]

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City of London Sheriffs’ Award Nominations required by 1 August 2017

The traditional Spring launch event was hosted by The Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Ian Mayes QC, Alderman and Sheriff William Russell and Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin. Other distinguished attendees included the Chief of the Royal Air Force Police and the Chair of the London Ambulance Service. The event also saw Charles Henty, Under-Sheriff […]

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Crown Court upholds SIA decision to refuse ACS status to Extreme Security Solutions Ltd

On Friday 9 June 2017 at Chester Crown Court, the SIA successfully defended an appeal by Extreme Security Solutions Limited against a decision to refuse the company’s application for Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status. The company appealed to the Crown Court after their initial appeal was dismissed by South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on 21 February […]

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